Selkirk College – Tentative deal reached

Selkirk College in Castlegar announced they reached a tentative two-year agreement with the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada.

The agreement covers approximately 227 support staff employees at the college and union members are expected to vote on the agreement in upcoming weeks.

“I appreciate very much the work of the bargaining committees to bring this tentative agreement forward,” said college president and CEO Angus Graeme in a news release.  “The work of our support staff is critical to our success as a college and this agreement will provide the context for a continued positive working relationship.”

The B.C. government already announced its intent to control spending on wages during this round of bargaining and does not have any funding for wage increases as collective agreements are renewed.